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Corbett Friend Screwing with Newspaper Endorsements

Laura Goldman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Laura Goldman

With Tom Wolf leading in the polls by double digits, the change in editorial policy probably will not affect this year's Pennsylvania's gubernatorial election. However, it does portend a disturbing trend of future meddling by the owner.

How to Stop 'Saving' the English Major

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

I sometimes lie awake at night cursing the heavens, wishing that God had never forged a love of the written word from the steel of my very soul and instead forged something that would have allowed me to invent Candy Crush.

Venice Beach is the Best Place to Live... When You've Still Got Freedom

Carly Cylinder | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

After spending a year in NYC when I was 29 years old, I found myself a little apprehensive about the the slim cultural experience and inspiration of LA in comparison to the city.

The Absence of R2P in Syria

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 04.12.2013 | World
K.J. Wetherholt

It's about time we deal with international crisis with more than the powerlessness of platitudes.

The Best Fashion Spreads Of 2012

Fashionista.com | Posted 02.27.2013 | Style

Fashion is always looking for the next big thing–and that means photographers, models and magazines are continuously pushing themselves onwards and ...

If Great-Grandma Could have Blogged...

Elizabeth Fideler | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty
Elizabeth Fideler

If she were alive today, my mother would be saying "I told you so!" Known as Grandma Helen to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and "Dr. Frank" to her psychotherapy patients, she zeroed in on the sore points, told it like it was, and challenged authority at every turn.

Newspaper Endorsements Should Stick to Local Races and Stop Endorsing Presidential Candidates

Larry Atkins | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media
Larry Atkins

In the next few weeks, newspapers around the country will continue their tradition of endorsing political candidates. But should newspapers continue to endorse presidential candidates? It's a longstanding tradition, but is it outdated?

Luxury Travel Misses The Point

Robert Schrader | Posted 11.18.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

If you are unable to detach yourself from your wealth, your comfort and your entitlement for even a few days, then please just stay at home.

Are Editorials Dead?

guardian.co.uk | 2min Ago | Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

If you can find one, look at the editorials in the typical metro paper. What you'll read, most of the time, is material that would have to improve to ...

Naked: Plus Models in Magazines

Leona Palmer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Leona Palmer

So there is nudity in editorial stories, but it isn't the majority of editorial shoots that a "straight-size" model will do, especially in America. But in America, if they make an exception for plus, it seems they make an exception for nudity as well.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Carine Roitfeld Models Couture In W

Stylelist/The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

W Magazine has tapped former Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld to hand-select, style and model runway looks for their October issue. In the edito...

The BP Oil Spill's Longterm Impact Is Showing

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danny Groner

The effects of last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are still coming to surface. A new report this weekend shows that tourism in Louisiana rema...

A Happy New Year for America?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As we look ahead to the promise of 2011, some newspapers' editorials are looking beyond their local community's needs and imparting messages that exte...

NYT Editorial Praises Beck: 'This Time, He Was Right'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Shirley Sherrod was sandbagged by a two-and-a-half-minute clip from a 45-minute speech in which the real message was reconciliation. By the time [Gle...

Wasilla Editor Loses Job in Wake of Palin-McGinniss Dust-up

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alaska Dispatch News

When Joe McGinniss rented a house next to the Palins' home, the local paper ran an editorial reminding McGinniss that "Alaska has a law that allows the use of deadly force in protection of life and property." The editor responsible is now out.

Tsunami of pro-charter school opinion in NY dailies

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonie Haimson

Before the state raised its cap on charter schools last month, New Yorkers were inundated with a flood of TV, radio and internet ads from the hedge-fu...

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Calls For End To Political Mayhem, But Gets Tripped Up Striving For 'Balance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Post editors have a well-meaning editorial up today, condemning the recent acts of vandalism and violence, but their striving for "on-the-one-hand/on-the-other-hand" balance gets a little strained.

Wall Street Journal: "Glenn Beck Counts For More At the Obama White House" Than the Progressive Movement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The White House answers more to Glenn Beck than it does to the progressive base of the Democratic Party that got them into the White House in the first place.

Sotomayor Racist?

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

The fact that these conservative politicians and commentators don't even see racism unless they feel it is directed against them is precisely why we need the voices of women of color on the court.

The Coming Newspaper Renaissance: Instructions for Survival

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Laermer

From whence will the Newspaper Renaissance hail? It will start with papers moving away from their belly-buttons and instead examining their core businesses.

Journalism Does Not Need To Be Saved, Newspapers Do

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

I see editorial writing in U.S. mainstream media, with a very few exceptions, as propaganda deprived of intellectual reflection. The public senses this as well, distrusts the media instinctively.

Editorials Worldwide Attack Bush One Final Time

Reuters | Erik Kirschbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Editorial writers around the world have been taking their final printed whacks at George W. Bush, accusing the president of tarnis...

Obama Victory Reactions In The Media: Shock And Awe

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After covering the longest campaign in American history for the past two years, it's fitting that all anyone in the media can talk about today is Obam...

In Their Opinion, Prop 2 is a No-Brainer

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

While some other newspaper editorial writers fell for the scare tactics of Big Agribusiness on Prop 2, plenty of opinion leaders have taken a thoughtful and careful look at the measure.

William Kristol Advises Obama On Iraq

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Usually, William Kristol deploys his New York Times column to try and provide John McCain with some extra intellectual firepower. But today he leaps into the breach to assist Obama. Or so he would have it.